He’s Looking For A Good Offline RPG For PC. Skyrim Doesn’t Count

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He’s Looking For A Good Offline RPG For PC. Skyrim Doesn’t Count


He’s played Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amalur. Now commenter Lucas is hungry for more role-playing games for the PC that don’t involve him dealing with other people. Help him!

Yos! Can anyone list any good offline RPGs for PC? Besides Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amular (My brother has one I have the other). All the games I’m interested in are online games, which isn’t bad I just don’t want to play online. Final Fantasy XIV, TERA, Phantasy Star Online 2 — I want to play these games, just offline. There’s nothing wrong with Online titles but eventually I have to party up with some people, beg for some help, try and sell myself and why I’d be good for a party… I don’t wanna. Looking for something where I can see a change an armour too (if possible), as I get new gear. Love visually seeing the character get stronger as the game draws to an end.

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      • The game defines RPG for me. It’s not too complex, nor too simplified, the characters are among the best in videogames and it is just a fantastic game.

        • Really it was the story that did it for me. The game was super fun, don’t get me wrong, but I just got engrossed by the experience of playing the game and that was put it in the top few must-play games for me.

  • try Plainscape Torment, it’s a fairly old game but you can get it from GoG.com. the whole game is about finding out the history of one person (and figuring why he can’t die… permanently).

  • Stalker is sort of FPS/RPG, and very highly recommended for people who like a challenge
    The Ys series are great
    I didn’t like Witcher, but many others did, so there’s that.

  • – Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Nier, Infinite Undiscovery, Lost Odyssey, Resonance Of Fate, Demon/Dark Souls, Disgaea 4, Valkyria Chronicles, Star Ocean:The Last Hope.

    Darksiders II is really awesome so far also!

    But If I would recommend just one, it would be Eternal Sonata. It is beautiful and the battle system is excellent! Hope this helps! 😀

  • If you don’t mind going a bit oldschool (10 years) then there’s Arcanum, Diablo 2, System Shock

    There’s also the Mass Effect series.
    And of course, Fallout 3 / New Vegas.

    • Oh lord, how I’ve forgotten about Arcanum. The first top down RPG I ever played all the way to the end. By far one of my favourite games.

  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines remains one of my favorite RPG’s of all time, just make sure to patch it, because it’s release was rushed as the studio that designed it crumbled.

  • If only DIII was what it should have been hey… Anyhow, I put in another vote for the Witcher series. Class acts by a great independent dev. Some people don’t like the combat system, but once you understand it is really a good challenging game – much more so than clickclickclickclickclick OMG POTIONS clickclickclick.

    Anyhow… Also DRM free so can share with your bro, half the cost man!

    • The combat system really makes it, once you get into it. Actually requires some planning to go into a fight or you may very likely die.

      Definitely give it a go. Read the book too (if that is your thing) because it is cool, and makes the game cooler.

  • Dragon Age, AND Dragon Age 2 (It’s not that bad. Seriously). Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. Baldurs gate 1 and 2. Planescape: Torment. The list goes on. These things were my bread and butter for YEARS!

  • I’ve got a big soft spot for the Neverwinter Nights 2 Expansion Storm of Zehir. I love how old school it feels, with it’s open explorable map, a party made up purely of your own characters (4 out of the box, but there are ways to tweak it to make 6 like Icewind Dale) and a rather simple dungeon-crawling plot.

    And perma-death! How many RPG’s these day actually have a character snuff it when they fall to 0 HP? Well, until you you drag their bodies back to a temple or get a high enough level to cast Raise Dead that is xD

  • Going with
    Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
    Least controversial pick I can think of, people don’t like or do like so many other possibilites,
    (eg. myself and a lot of mates think Bethesda games are boring and often bad and bioware is extreeeemmeely overrated *flame shields go!*)
    but practically everyone I’ve talked to likes this game, and if they don’t, it’s nearly always because of the bugs issues rather than plot/story/gameplay/game systems. Download the latest patches and fan patches and away you go! Fantastic game that could have been legendary with more development time.

  • Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition should be out within a month (I think). Planescape Torment is great, but if you didn’t play any of those Bioware games from the late 90’s and early 2000’s (and thus dunno what to expect) then the UI and game as a whole might feel too dated.

    STALKER. All of them. Awesome. As much RPG as FPS, kind of in the way DayZ is.

    Fallout New Vegas. I sunk about 300 hours into that game.

  • Its been said ^up there^ already, but I’m putting more votes toward Vampire : the Masquarede : Bloodlines.
    Also, Dragon Age Origins, Neverwinter Nights, Fallout : New Vegas, Witcher 1 and 2.

    If your’re interested in an ARPG, give Torchlight, Krater, and Titan Quest a go.

    • I loved Arcanum at the time, I can still remember the cultured orc lecturing on tea and the burgeomot plant. But after buying it from GOG a year or so ago I found it unplayable – the interface and ‘feel’ (ie – animations and control smoothness) had not aged well at all.

  • Neverwinter Nights 2 is actually pretty sortof amazing, as is the expansion.

    ALso, something that was very underrated was Alpha Protocol. It’s a lot more linear, but has enough rpg type elements to be considered.

  • If you like hack’n’slash and some good gear progression/rpg, I’d definitely recommend Darksiders 2. Enjoying it too much atm.

  • Curse of the Azure Bonds… OK that was tongue in cheek, and designed to test readers memory, but then it dawned on me.

    Legend of Grimrock.

  • Divine Divinity.. ignore the 2002 release date and just grab this absolute gem of a game.. it’s around $5 or $6 on Steam right now.. and worth every last penny (ok.. cent). Really.. it is. I love it to bits.. it has a very nearly non-linear path through the game, classless skill system (well.. you start as one class but then you can pick from any of the class skills as you level up).. very decent story.. very decent voice acting throughout.. very decent customisation of character for a game of this age.. fast load times, great music etc etc

    Very good Single Player, Offline RPG.

    • This is a fantastic RPG and I’m just +1ing it so hopefully more people see your post and take a chance on it because it’s a fantastic game that most people have never heard of.

  • Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2, Icewind Dale 2, Planescape: Torment, The Deus Ex series, KoToR II, Alpha Protocol, Fallout 1, 2 & New Vegas, NWN 2 + Mask of the Betrayer, Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, The Witcher 1 & 2, TES III: Morrowind, and Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga.

  • There’s the Dungeon Siege series, but the latest one was a bit of a letdown. Definitely gonna say Neverwinter Nights though, but stick with the original, I just didn’t get into #2 for some reason :S

  • Path of Exile, having great fun with it. I know you say offline but once you turn off global chat you really only see people in the town because the other areas are instances. I have been happly going along by myself on this one though it does support up to 6 people in a party. It’s in beta but the first 2 acts are there it has different hardness levels. Massisve passive skill tree so it’s alot of build your own adventure unless you want to hit forums up for “best build”. $10 and you will be sent a beta key, well it’s all on their site anyways http://www.pathofexile.com/

  • Try Avernum. Any of the Avernum games. They’re isometric and the graphics aren’t the beautiful, immersive graphics of Skyrim, but the story is always great, the puzzles are fun, and they are epic and good for many, many hours of gameplay. They also have really good replay value. I’ve been an Avernum fangirl since before they were cool (wow, I sound like a hipster) and hit Steam, and I can say without a doubt that if not for these games, I probably wouldn’t be a gamer 🙂

  • If he wants to play REAL rpg’s then: Baldurs Gate 1 & 2, Planescape Torment, Icewind Dale 1 & 2, Dragon Age, Fallout 1 & 2, Arcanum, Lands of Lore, Legend of Grimrock, etc

  • the Baldur’s Gate series, Icewind Dale 1 & 2, Arcanum and Lionheart are all great top down party based games that I spent a lot of hours enjoying and replaying over and over and over…..

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